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Attention Editorial Board Members

Our annual meeting at the ASA conference will take place on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:00 am.  It will be held in the Chrysler Conference Room of the Puerto Rico Convention Center.  For those not able to join us in San Juan, we will be holding a Skype meeting on November 20 to fill … Continue reading

On Teaching – Teaching The Hunger Games in the Undergraduate American Studies Classroom

Rebecca Onion, PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Last semester, I ended my introductory American Studies seminar, Popular Culture and American Childhood, with M.T. Anderson’s wonderful 2001 young-adult dystopia Feed. All semester, we had been talking about ways that twentieth-century American children’s culture, and the discourses of anxiety and … Continue reading

Book Review – Peculiar Portrayals: Mormons on the Page, Stage, and Screen.

PECULIAR PORTRAYALS: Mormons on the Page, Stage, and Screen. Edited by Mark T. Decker and Michael Austin. Logan: Utah State University Press. 2010. From Mitt Romney’s presidential bid to the raid on Warren Jeffs’s FLDS compound in Texas, Mormons and Mormonism have occupied a significant piece of the public discourse on religion, politics, rights, and … Continue reading

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